At Best In The Desert, we’re proud to offer the industry’s most popular, exciting, safe, and well organized off-road endurance motorcycle racing events. Each year, our off-road motorcycle racing schedule offers five off-road dirt bike racing events for riders to compete in. One of the most popular of all of our off-road endurance motorcycle racing events is the trying Vegas to Reno Race. As the longest off-road race in the U.S., racers fly through an incredible 550 miles of vast desert between Nevada’s two largest cities as they compete for championship titles, product credits, cash, and, of course, bragging rights.
What is off-road motorcycle racing?
An off-road motorcycle race is a form of high-speed dirt bike racing that takes place on off-road courses. Off-road dirt bike racing was introduced in the early 20th century, with the first official off-road race event being a race across the Mexican desert from Ensenada to La Paz. Off-road motorcycle race tracks are typically held on government (i.e. BLM) land and can run anywhere from 25-1,000 miles.
Forms of Off-Road Motorcycle Racing
There are a number of popular forms of off-road motorcycle racing. A Hare Scramble is a form of off-road motorcycle racing where riders complete multiple laps around a wooded, rugged off-road course. The terrain in a Hare Scramble is tough and is designed to test the rider’s skills as they navigate through logs, rocks, ruts, hills, and other natural features. Grand National Cross Country (GNCC), on the other hand, is a form of off-road dirt bike racing where each class begins together in a dead-end start and races on a several-mile-long trail loop. GNCC courses are wide open as compared to the tighter Hare Scramble courses, and, as such, allow for a faster pace than the trying Hare Scrambles.